Thursday, April 28, 2005

: The REST of the Web

: The REST of the Web:
"Our web services are based on a RESTian framework,
which has forced the refactoring down into more layers than just the web
tier, since it is very much a paradigm shift in thinking. REST
(Representational State Transfer) is a collection of design
principles best embodied by the Web--stateless client/server
protocol, a small set of well-defined operations, a universal
syntax for resource identification, and hyperlinking between
resources--and the exclusion of RPC-like ideas. The end
result is, I believe, a much tighter codebase, and we've been able
to chop out large chunks of now-unnecessary source; imagine an Army
barber with a large pair of shears and a nervous, long-haired
hippy, and you'll get an idea of the amount of virtual detritus
we've managed to discard."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...